Agence France-PresseMarch 6, 2014 09:51
Global oil prices diverged Thursday amid data showing weaker US energy demand as Russia comes under international pressure following its seizure of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, analysts said.
New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery, slid 57 cents to $100.88 a barrel.
Brent North Sea crude for April added just five cents to stand at $107.81 per barrel in London early afternoon deals.
Kenny Kan, market analyst at CMC Markets in Singapore, said an increase in weekly crude inventories in the United States weighed on prices.